PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE | SPRING 2024
This program has 13U (Ages 7-13) and 17U (Ages 14-17) divisions. Participants play 9-hole matches in two-player teams using a scramble format, and
our chapter has teams at Bob O’Connor (Pittsburgh) in addition to our programming locations at 3 Lakes (Penn Hills), All About Golf (Butler) and Victory Hills (Elizabeth). Teams play home and away games throughout the regular season, and both the 13U and 17U divisions send an All-Star team to represent the chapter in postseason competition within the Tri-State PGA Section. Registration for the Spring/Summer program begins on February 15 and closes March 31.
CAROL SEMPLE THOMPSON JUNIOR GIRLS CLINIC | SPRING 2024
The Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania hosts this annual event for Girls Ages 8-18 at Longue Vue Club on Thursday, May 2, 2024. Online registration opens March 15, 2024 at 3:00 PM, and the clinic is limited to 70 participants, and the cost is $50 per person which includes snacks, favors, instruction, group photo and a putting contest. Participants MUST register prior to the clinic, and all attendees, parents and guardians must observe the club’s dress code. Contact Coach Leslie Russell for more information.
PURPOSEFUL PRACTICE | SPRING 2024
Held throughout May, June, July and August at private clubs in the greater Pittsburgh area, these events give skilled participants ages 13 and older the chance to play and practice in conditions that they might not normally encounter. We typically have had practice sessions at Edgewood, Oakmont, Longue Vue and Fox Chapel, and are working to add other clubs this year. Specific dates and times are to be determined and subject to change or cancellation. Contact Coach Eric Kulinna for more information.
PARTICIPANT INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS | SPRING 2024
The chapter hosts Participant Invitational tournaments on select Saturdays throughout the year at the Bob. The 2024 events are scheduled for June 1 (Spring), August 24 (Summer) and October 19 (Fall). Each of these events has four divisions – 3-Hole (Short), 3-Hole (Long), 6-Hole and 9-Hole – and each division has a Boys and Girls champion. Participants choose their division when registering for the event.
FIRST TEE AMBASSADORS | YEAR-ROUND
First Tee Ambassadors represent the Pittsburgh chapter at events throughout the year, including the annual Tee It Forward fundraiser and the Pittsburgh Golf Show. Participants selected to be a First Tee Ambassador must consistently demonstrate the Five Key Commitments to Becoming a Game Changer and be able to interact with adults at an age-appropriate level.
JUNIOR ADVISORY BOARD | YEAR-ROUND
Junior Advisory Board members work with First Tee Pittsburgh staff to guide the organization’s future, and provide long-term strategic guidance in designing, creating, and supporting participant activities. Participants must be at least 13 years old and must have been actively enrolled in programming classes for at least two years.
JUNIOR GOLF MARATHON FUNDRAISER | SUMMER 2024
The second annual event will be held on Monday, June 18, 2024, at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course. Participants ages 13 and over will create four player teams, with teammates alternating between caddying and playing on the three-hole Palmer Loop for twelve hours from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Each team will be challenged to raise at least $4,000 in donations and will be asked to contribute a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time to the fundraising effort. All participants who meet these criteria will receive a custom First Tee – Pittsburgh gift(s) based on their fundraising efforts. Contact Jamie Hayden for more information.